Investigators of the Poltava Territorial Administration of the State Bureau of Investigation on January 23 reported suspicion to 4 officials working in the state-owned “Kupyansk forestry.” According to the SBI official website.
These Persons are suspected of official negligence, which entailed serious consequences. This applies to Part 2 of Art. 367 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, which provides for punishment in the form of imprisonment for a term of 2 to 5 years with deprivation of the right to occupy certain positions or engage in certain activities for a period of up to 3 years.
The investigation found that the forester and the three forest masters did not ensure proper storage of the property of the terrotery.
As a result, in 2019, unidentified persons illegally cuted-down more than 400 oaks in the Kamensky forestry area, which caused lose about 17 million hryvnas.
Now the issue of removal of suspects from their posts and the election of a preventive measure against them is being decided, According to Obrії website in June 2019, local activists were the first who see trucks with perennial trees.